How to travel from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen

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Travel Information between Zurich and Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance292 miles (471 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $109
fastestFastest modeFlight • $109 (€100) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Tuifly or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 292 miles (471 km) to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Tuifly or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen.

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Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Gelsenkirchen, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Gelsenkirchen from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Gelsenkirchen, Germany from Zurich?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Zurich and Gelsenkirchen closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Gelsenkirchen, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Gelsenkirchen?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Gelsenkirchen here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€16) compared to other travel options to Gelsenkirchen:

A ferry is generally $61 (€56) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $79 (€72) from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen.

Taking a ferry is about $92 (€84) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $109 (€100) for this journey.

Taking a ferry is usually $34 (€31) less than taking a train to Gelsenkirchen, which costs on average $51 (€47) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Gelsenkirchen by bus can take on average 18 h 26 min.

In comparison, getting to Gelsenkirchen by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 11 min   of travel time.

The Zurich to Gelsenkirchen distance is around 292 miles (471 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen is:

  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen:

  • Buses most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Gelsenkirchen at Gelsenkirchen, Hiberniastraße.
  • Trains from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen most often leave from Zürich HB and arrive in Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Gelsenkirchen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Zurich to Gelsenkirchen tickets on Omio for $79 (€72).
  • Travel with Tuifly for flights to Gelsenkirchen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Tuifly Zurich to Gelsenkirchen tickets on Omio for $109 (€100).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Gelsenkirchen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Gelsenkirchen tickets on Omio for $51 (€47).
Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Cologne. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Cologne from Gelsenkirchen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $79 (€72) one way for this journey.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $17 (€16) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $109 (€100) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $51 (€47) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Gelsenkirchen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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